Co-op for Business Technology Management Students

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When you are completing the Business Technology Management (BTM) program, you will gain traditional business skills, the latest knowledge of technology and courses in leadership and liberal arts.

You will learn to assess the value technology brings to an organization and how it can best be integrated with existing systems.

How Business Technology Management Co-op Works

Co-op allows you to develop skills and gain real-world experience while completing paid work terms.

You will automatically enter into the co-op program as a BTM student. This means that you do not have to apply or interview for an opportunity to participate in co-op. Instead, you are admitted into co-op upon admission to the BTM program and can choose whether or not you would like to participate in a co-op experience.

If you choose to participate in co-op, and meet the requirements, you will get assistance with career planning, job search and interview preparation through the Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course. You will then apply to job postings and attend interviews.

Course Sequencing

Students in the BTM co-op program complete an eight-month work term from September through April and a four-month work term from September through December.

Work/Study Sequence: Arts and Science Co-op

Year 

Fall (September to December)

Winter (January to April)

Spring (May to August)

1

Study Term

Study Term

Break

2

Study Term

Study Term

Study Term

3

Work Term 1

Work Term 2

Study Term

4

Work Term 3

Study Term

Study Term

 

jobs posted for co-op students

 

employers who recruit co-op students every year

 

employment rate for fall 2021

Sample Jobs and Experiences

Sample Co-op Jobs

  • Intern Analyst, Blackhawk Network Canada, Toronto: Analyze marketing data, use Excel to prepare reports and participate in sales optimization.
  • IT Project Coordinator, CIBC, Toronto: Create reports, perform impact analysis, and coordinate validator testing.
  • IT Co-op, John Deere Canada Financial Inc., Oakville: Analyze and evaluate business practices and information technology processes.
  • IT Business Analyst, Johnson and Johnson, Markham: Manage projects, develop tools, and research solutions to problems with applications.
  • Associate Business Analyst, Scotiabank, Toronto: Design and test case requirements, add new features, and liaison between business users and application developers.

Sample Co-op Employers

  • Crawford and Company
  • EY Canada
  • General Motors of Canada Ltd.
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Richardson GMP
  • Royal Distributing
  • Softchoice

Salary Information

Check out the average weekly salary data for students in BTM Co-op. This data is available for your reference. Employers decide students’ salary.

“Our co-op program is very strong. Laurier students are talented and have a reputation for being flexible and motivated. It’s a strong track record, and the word gets out."

Interested in More Info?

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca, call 519.884.0710 x3385 or see all contact information.